St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre Presents ‘Swan Lake’ Jan. 17 in Bedell Performance Hall

Photo of a 'Swan Lake' performance.

The Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts proudly presents St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre’s “Swan Lake” at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Jan. 2, 2008 — The Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts proudly presents St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre’s “Swan Lake” at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall located in the Cultural Arts Center at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus. 

“Swan Lake” is one of the world’s most popular ballets and is a timeless tale for all ages to enjoy. The performance begins with Prince Siegfried as he celebrates his coming of age. Siegfried is reminded that he must choose his bride to be. Wandering in solitary thought, he then notices a flight of white swans heading toward a nearby lake. His inspirations lead him to disappear into the night. In the depths of the forest, he observes something extraordinary. The swans had stepped ashore and transformed to something beautiful.

St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre constantly extends its sphere of activity. Its creativity has been accumulated over the years, and the mastery of the high traditions of Russian Ballet is being passed on to a younger generation of artists, both Russian and foreign. The ballet artists demonstrate their skill at international ballet competitions. The Theatre administration regularly organizes a series of master classes, which are visited by both professionals and amateurs of the Ballet Arts.

For ticket availability, contact the River Campus Box Office, located in the Cultural Arts Center, 518 S. Fountain St., weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by calling (573) 651–2265.